22 March 2010

potato croquette

4 small potatoes
half a onion
2 pieces of garlic
1/4 of a zucchini

spice with:
black pepper

bread crumbs
1 egg

boil the potatoes
when ready peel them and smash them in a bowl
cut all the vegetables in very small pieces (you could use a blender if you have one) and add it to the potatoes, stir well
spice everything and add salt
take a nonstick pan, put a little bit of oil and let it get hot
in a plate brake the egg and in another plate put some breadcrumbs
take a little of the mashed potatoes and make a ball then dip it in the egg and in the breadcrumbs (i guess a vegan alternative for the egg could be glutinous rice flor mixed with water)
then fry and enjoy!

21 March 2010

easiest lunch ever + shoyu pickles

Millet with Nori
Cook the millet (1 part millet 2,5 parts water) and add some nori when cooked

Fry some onion, garlic, celery, kidney beans
Add some water if needed
Spice with pepper and chili

Salad with: spinach, tomatoes, radishes and parsley
Mix a teaspoon of tahini with some apple vinegar and pour it over the salad

On the side: pickles of cucumbers, onions and radishes
Make this pickles is very easy but takes a couple of days
Boil a half a cup of water and half a cup of shoyu for 30 seconds and wait until it's cold
Cut some vegetables roots (carrots, radishes, etc.), round vegetables (onion, cabbage, etc.) or cucumbers in pieces.
Put the vegetables and the mixture of shoyu-water in a big glass and keep the vegetables from floating by having something to keep it pushed down (I use a french press).
Leave it pickling for 2-5 days then remove the vegetables and keep it in the fridge. You can use the shoyu-water mixture for cooking.

18 March 2010

2 March 2010

Yesterday's Lunch


50ml oat, 50ml brown rice, 50ml adzuki
(I use ml intead of grams because I can calculate the volume and then add the right amount of water: 2 times the volume of grains)
Soak the adzuki for at least 8 hours, wash the grains and the adzuki then cook it in a pot with the lid on
Cook until all the water is gone, remove it from heat and leave it in the pot with the lid on for 10 more minutes (oats take very much time to cook, it will not be ready before 40-60 minutes)

- pumpkin
- carrot
- cabbage
- garlic

cook it in a pan with a little of oil, add some water if you need.
on the side prepare a sauce with:
- tabasco
- shoyu
- olive oil
- water

mix these ingredients then add it to the pan and remove it from heat
then eat!